You want to increase your cognitive function so you can streamline your focus and obtain clarity in your life and finally accomplish your goals. Nootropics possess the properties that will help you become the best version of yourself. In this article, we’ll assess what kinds of nootropic is the best nootropic fit for you. From there, you’ll figure out how to forge your own path to overall success.
Slow and Steady Wins the Race
Look. You can very well take a nootropic such as Piracetam and see almost immediate improvements in your cognitive function.
But that’s not wise.
You need to be sure of what you’re putting into your body. Even the biggest Nootropic-enthusiast won’t down a stack without knowing the effects of each ingredient. An air of caution and an analytical approach is essential to the process. This way, you’ll have a far better understanding of what the ingredients do to your body.
When starting with just one or two nootropics you’ll be able to discern the effects of each singular compound and won’t overdo a stack. It’s much better to take the exact right amount. There’s no point in taking more than you need.
Different Nootropics. Different Benefits.
Similar to humans, no one nootropic is made the same. There are ingredients in a stack that are better suited to enhancing different attributes such as increased strength, weakness compensation, defence against mental declines, and recovery from neural damage.
You could argue all benefits go hand-in-hand.
As useful and powerful as nootropics are, they aren’t a cure-all for your life. Instead of relying on the “smart drugs” to improve everything at once, focus on one benefit and cater your lifestyle to the rest.
Taking strides in your life to acquire nootropic-benefits mixed with a reasonable stack means one compliments the other. It’s a synergistic relationship.
Many anecdotal examples show that when you’re making the necessary adjustments in your lifestyle while partaking in a proper stack, the positive effects last longer.
A Multi-Layered Strategy
According to some experts, you should attempt to take nootropics with different mechanisms as opposed to those containing similar benefits.
While this may be a good general rule to follow it’s not always 100% the case. For instance, different racetams (a class of drugs that share a pyrrolidone nucleus) have varying characteristics.
Anecdotally, aniracetam is known to decrease anxiety while noopept (similar to a racetam) neutralizes conditioned helplessness. Stacking these together will not only drastically increase focus but also soothe anxiety and depression.
The Blunt Power of Force Stacks
Think about this.
The potent combination of an OF stack, exercise, and daily meditation, the differences will be tremendous.
Some call it the ‘overwhelming force stack’ — powerful nootropics boasting different machinations and synergistic effects.
Be warned, an OF stack isn’t for the weak of brain. Be sure you’re a little more experienced with nootropics before embarking on a more ambitious stack.
The Goals You Want to Score
When it comes to stack, most people want to bolster focus and memory, while fighting off depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
The easiest way to combine pills and lifestyle in a way that’ll best ensure the desired results is by picking two goals. Try, for example, taking memory-improving nootropics and using systematic desensitization for anxiety.
Stack Templates for First-Times
Before you start stacking, do your research at a website such as examine.com. Also, be aware of any medical issues. This is a helpful article, not your doctor’s instructions. So, when you’re about to embark on your nootropic journey, talk to your physician.
Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, here are some stacks to consider when you get started:
Racetam + Cholinergic
Racetams, except aniracetam and coluracetam I believe, alter acetylcholine – the chemical that motor neurons of the nervous system release in order to activate muscles. Supplements such as Alpha GPC and CDP-choline are Cholinergics. They can cross the blood-brain barrier, produce/release choline, and synergize with the racetams.
Please note that some experience feelings of depression if they take choline so it should be taken with caution. Particularly if you’re eating lots of meat, eggs, or seafood. It’s also known to cause rancid, fish-like body-odour because it contains trimethylamine.
Piracetam is the least potent of racetams but good for beginners as it’s also the safest.
Racetam + Cholinergic + Vasodilator
The cholinergic you’re taking is dealing with your headaches and the racetam helps with memory. Now you want help with blood flow, in which case you can use vinpocetine, a vasodilator that reduces neural inflammation, or picamilon which breaks down into niacin which is a powerful vasodilator.
L-theanine + caffeine
Caffeine is great when you need a boost but it can leave you jumpy.
L-theanine has relaxing effects but it isn’t a sedative, therefore acting as a perfect balance to caffeine’s more jittery effects—creating a calming, smooth focus when both are combined.
Make sure you’re taking this at a 2:1 L-theanine:caffeine ratio. This way there won’t be any need for a defibrillator. It may be an upper and downer effect but it’s a very safe balance.
Be sure to scale the caffeine as it’s unsafe to eyeball.